We are thrilled to share our second biennial Health Policy Profiles, spotlighting the new members of Congress to watch during the 118th Congress. This free resource profiles 12 incoming freshmen in the House of Representatives who have each championed health care policy reforms in their campaigns, personal and professional lives. Whether drawing on deeply personal health journeys, previous legislative accomplishments, or hands-on experience as providers, each has taken bold health policy positions that are sure to set them apart in Congress.
Each profile contains the following information, including their public positions on today’s top health care issues. We also share some fun facts that will make great conversation starters.
- Personal health care experience
- Age, gender, marital status
- District, party affiliation
- Political, military, education and career history
- Position on hot-topic issues, like:
- Insurance coverage
- Prescription drug pricing
- Mental health & substance use disorder services
- Military & veteran health
- Women’s health
- Marijuana and other non-traditional medical approaches
When the new Congress gavels in on January 3, 2023, it will be the most diverse in our nation’s history, providing a more accurate representation of all Americans. Our list of freshmen to watch is a microcosm of the nearly 80 incoming freshmen and includes a veteran who sustained injuries serving our country, a first responder, a nurse, entrepreneur and proud immigrants.
While their beliefs run the political spectrum, each one has prioritized improving health care in our country, addressing our health system’s shortcomings and working to ensure every American has access to the high-quality care we deserve. And every one of these freshmen has the opportunity to do just that in the 118th Congress – no matter their seniority, committee assignments, academic or professional qualifications.
Health Policy Profiles is a part of CURA’s ongoing Art of Advocacy resource hub designed to empower bold and better health care advocacy. The tools and frameworks found on the hub can help guide your strategic planning process and aid you in identifying and approaching the right partners to get your message out.
CURA’s bipartisan government relations team is excited for the new Congress and the opportunities it will bring to engage with these 12 health champions and all the other members of the 118th Congress committed to transforming health care for all Americans!